4 job interview differentiators to make you the preferred candidate

Cube Rules

After conducting my last job interview — where I was interviewing a candidate — I reflected on what differentiated a job candidate from others. After all, I’ve done a ton of job interviews over the past year. Job Search job interviews

2018 130

What To Look for When Interviewing a Candidate


A friend who is job searching recently asked me what I look for in a candidate during an interview. I recently read something on LinkedIn that suggested you look at a candidate’s behavior in […] Source. HR hiring interviewing job interviewThe answer, of course, is that it depends on the role I’m trying to fill, and the company I’m working for.

2018 87

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

Evil HR Lady

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask , but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. To keep reading, click here: Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

2016 177

How to Use Phone Interviews to Screen Candidates


Phone interviews give you an easy way to do a quick assessment of a candidate. They do not require coordinating schedules of an interview panel or arranging time for a candidate to come in, and they can be done wherever you have cell reception.

8 Things That Differentiate You From Other Candidates

Career Alley

What makes an employer choose you over another candidate, especially when you both have the same skills? A lot of candidates find it stressful to compete for a role without quite knowing what their competition is like. Nail the Interview Interview Tips Resume Tips

2018 151

5 Tips to Prepping Candidates for Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

Even experienced recruiters can overlook the importance of fully preparing their candidates for interviews. As recruiters, we have an obligation to tell our candidates everything we know about the people and organisation. 5 Tips to Prepping Candidates for Interviews.

2017 85

Interview Questions That Reveal A Candidate’s True Nature

Career Realism

Interview Questions That Reveal A Candidate’s True Nature. The interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. By asking questions that reveal the candidate’s true nature. offer some examples of questions that let you get inside the head of the candidate.

2017 75

The Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

I like to think of a funnel as the way we bring candidates into the organization and through the recruiting process. As you use elimination questions in the phone screen, you knock people out before you get to the interview. You have narrowed the candidate funnel too early.

5 Surefire Ways to Be the Right Candidate

Ms. Career Girl

Even with all the necessary certification, candidates are finding it hard to get into their dream careers. All you need to do is understand how you can be the right candidate for the job you desire. Here are five surefire ways to be the right candidate.

2017 186

Pairing, Observers, and Interviewing Candidates

Hiring Technical People

On the Scrumdevelopment list, there was a thread about interviewing candidates. A poster said, We didn’t try to pair with the whole team during the interview – just one person with perhaps 2 others observing. Our general interview was 45-60 minutes of question discussion of topics with 2 – 3 people & candidate. Because it sets the candidate’s expectation that you do pair at work. That’s all, just great at interviewing.

Candidate Empowerment – Candidate Experience 2.0 (Part Two)


Check out part one of our candidate empowerment series and learn how to reshape the candidate experience. . Candidate experience has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. In part one of this series, I mentioned that a staggering percentage of candidates still report that the experience leaves much to be desired. This is what I like to call candidate experience 2.0. HR candidate empowerment candidate experience

Interviewing Candidates for Customer Service Jobs


Companies like Google and Microsoft have made difficult interview questions famous. While interview questions for customer service candidates don’t have to be as challenging as those asked by companies like Google, we can take a lesson or two from them.

2013 139

8 Ways Your Interview Totally Put That Candidate Off

The Undercover Recruiter

Where job interviews are concerned, I guess candidates are sort of supposed to feel like the inferior ones who have to win over their superiors aka the interviewers. The trouble with this is, when a candidate. 8 Ways Your Interview Totally Put That Candidate Off.

2016 107

20 Compelling Job Interview Questions to Ask Employers

Catherines Career Corner

To snag any job, at the end of your job interview, you will have the opportunity to ask potential employers your prepared questions. Explore this list of 20 compelling job interview questions to ask employers. Related posts: Job Interview? 15 Danger Signs Job Interview Questions.

How to Interview Job Candidates and Uncover the Best Talent


Entry HR Intern Recruiting hidden talent hiring best practices structured interviewWith the evolution of data science in the human resources arena, there are opportunities for hiring managers to have the kind of insight that wasn’t possible 10 years ago. We can uncover things. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2018 84

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

In every interview, as we strive to share our authentic self, there is an element of a star performance. While the list is long, the following are my top three tips to nail your interview. Use active language and first person singular throughout the interview.

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Developing Internal Candidates


In HR and recruiting, it seems that we are always on a quest to find the perfect candidate and to fill a seemingly unending list of job openings. Managers may be pressuring us to find candidates with enough experience that they can slide right into a job with little to no training. The reality is that such candidates can often be hard to come by and the search for the perfect person could result in a job that remains unfilled for months.

An Alternative Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

You have ads that help your candidates screen themselves in or out. Next, the candidates send you a resume. The resumes that make it past your phone screen filter are candidates for in-person interviews.

Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

Cube Rules

Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials. The post Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search job interviewsYou’re keenly aware of the competition out there.

2017 158

How to Make Candidates Feel Comfortable During a Job Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

As a recruiter used to interviewing lots of candidates every day, you probably realize by now that some interviews go wrong purely because candidates are nervous and this makes you lose some really great hires in the process.

2015 109

Managing the Candidate Experience when Hiring for Many Openings #thecandidate


It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . Give candidates a brief overview of the process.

Would Presidential Candidates Survive a Job Interview?

Resume Bear

After all, the weekly debates are a never-ending and very public job interview. In many cases, the faux pas of the candidates demonstrates who you do NOT want to be when you sit down in front of a recruiter. Read on for some lessons that will help you during your upcoming job interviews…. In your interviews, don’t be the guy who is “an inch deep and a mile wide”… knowing a lot about one subject, and virtually nothing about anything else.

2011 193

You Know Candidates Are Interviewing You Too… Right?


Join us in 10 days on Febuary 27, 2014 from 11:00 – 12:00p EST for our webinar “ How to Get Strategic with the Candidate Experience ” and learn what it means to get strategic about your candidate experience practices. It got me thinking again about aspects of the candidate experience.

2014 152

Interview Rescue

Careers Done Write

I propose a new show…interview rescue. The opening scene will show a job candidate in the conference room with a rapidly beating heart and a sinking feeling. The candidate has realized that he is tanking the interview. This candidate needs a rescue!

2014 203

Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates - Necessary or Pure Bureaucracy?

HR Capitalist

It's said at this writing to be a done deal, but the Raiders have to interview other candidates as required by the NFL's Rooney Rule. I'm re-running this post to explore the merits of forcing managers to interview minority candidates in searches.

2018 73

A Recruiter Said What He Hates about Candidates and the Candidates Punched Back Twice as Hard

Evil HR Lady

But, they drive each other nuts and that came out to be blatantly obvious when a recruiter posted his pet-peeves about candidates and the candidates responded. They keep applying for jobs despite being in the final interview stage with a client. To read the rest of the things that annoy him and people’s responses, click here: A Recruiter Said What He Hates about Candidates and the Candidates Punched Back Twice as Hard.

2018 113

Better Candidate Experience = Sustainability For Us All


Recently I observed a candidate experience that went something like this; the recruiting team was pushing for a self imposed deadline for an interview day. Candidate experience, or lack of, is hurting sourcing initiatives everywhere.

13 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Finance Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Well, it may be time to send your trusty interview questions back to the drawing board. If your interview process is lacking strategic thought, you’re likely to miss out on valuable insight — both positive and negative — on your finance candidates. in an Interview.

Networking at the Interview

Careers Done Write

With this mindset, enter your next interview open to the possibility of expanding your network. Here are three networking-at-the-interview opportunities to consider. Fellow Candidates. Why not get to know fellow candidates that you meet in the lobby at an interview?

12 Candidate Warning Signs For Interviewers

The Undercover Recruiter

Can you really assess a candidate’s suitability fully from just a few conversations? Candidates aren’t the enemy, and we want them to be on their best behaviour. 12 Candidate Warning Signs For Interviewers. Recruiting Interview Warning signs

2016 82

The Top Three Reasons You’re Driving Candidates Away


It can be tedious to wade through applications and resumes, and we often get frustrated when we cannot find the right candidates. Sometimes it is a matter of not having enough skilled people in the job seeker pool, but other times we are the ones keeping good candidates from applying.

2014 142

Candidate Courting & That First Kiss


Like often times happens at business networking events, I was talking with a group of folks and discussing the role human resources can play in candidate engagement. I liken candidate courting, interview process, and job offer to that first kiss.

The 10 Strangest Things Candidates Have Done in Job Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

We’d all love to walk into a job interview cool as a cucumber and wow our interviewer with our natural air of confidence and charisma; however for a lot of us this vision is something of a dream, as the mere thought of an interview brings us out in a cold sweat.

2016 83

How to Use Content to Target Qualified Candidates on Your Career Site


Content makes sense in marketing and there’s no doubt that it can also help drive qualified candidates to your company career site, engage them and increase the likelihood that they’ll ultimately apply to apply for a job posting. How Content Reaches Qualified Candidates.

2016 137

How to Give Honest Feedback to Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Job-seekers are routinely advised to seek feedback when they are not successful in securing a role for which they have interviewed. How to Give Honest Feedback to Candidates Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting candidate feedback honesty

2018 88

The BAD Candidate Experience: Alive & Kicking


The Bad Candidate Experience. Every time I think we are past it – over it – ready to mark “the bad candidate experience” as a bad part of HR history, I hear another story. Telling candidates they didn’t get the job.

Avoid These Common Phone Interview Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

Landing a phone interview is often the first step in getting your foot in the door for a formal interview. However, if you don’t take the interview seriously, you may never be invited to the office for the next step. The same is true for a phone interview.

Recruit Fans, NOT Candidates!

The Undercover Recruiter

Listen to the interview with Steve below, keep reading for a summary and make sure you subscribe to the Employer Branding. Recruit Fans, NOT Candidates! Recruiting candidates CloudNine Employer Branding Fans podcast Steve Ward

6 Topics Your Candidates Shouldn’t Joke About in Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

6 Topics Your Candidates Shouldn’t Joke About in Interviews. Recruiting advice candidates Interview Tips jokesEveryone likes a good joke, especially with the silly season rolling around. Having a sense of humour is a really important personal attribute that helps people connect with one another and alleviate tense situations. Being able to find the funny side to awkward situations is a great skill to have, and laughing at yourself shows you have humility.

2016 70

4 Ways to Interview Better In a Candidate-Driven Job Market


The blogosphere is wrought full of great content on interview prep, but there is a heavy bias (understandably I suppose) to preparing the interviewee. What about the interviewer? HR employer brand interviews recruiting talent pipelineIn an environment where rapid movement and high attrition is becoming the norm, where expertise is a commodity and employees can quickly ramp on new skills in […] Source.

2017 103

Employees and Candidates Give Companies a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Evil HR Lady

They ghost candidates–even after the candidate has come in for multiple interviews. They’ve required multiple interviews over multiple days, requiring candidates to use their vacation time for their own jobs, and then not even bothering to let the candidate know they didn’t get the job. Now, I’m sure that Weech was a brilliant and kind recruiter who never once ghosted a candidate, but her colleagues certainly did.

2018 133

3 Things You Can Give Every Candidate to Improve the Candidate Experience #thecandidate


It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . Interviews are also a two-way street.

7 Rules for Giving Feedback to Interview Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Offering feedback to candidates is vital, especially for students and younger professionals. There has been widespread encouragement towards the British government to make feedback after face-to-face interviews mandatory among all employers in order to improve the application process for job seekers. 7 Rules for Giving Feedback to Interview Candidates. Recruiting candidate feedback candidates Charles Taylor Debut hiring managers Interview

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